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Where do our candidates stand on the climate crisis, sustainable communities, and the human right to a healthy environment?

Voters in Northumberland-Peterborough South are invited to join an all-candidates forum on sustainability next Thursday September 16th at 7:00pm in the evening over Zoom.

The event is organized by a partnership of local community organizations working together to champion environmental and sustainability issues during this election.

If ever there was a year for the climate and sustainability to be front and center in an election, it is this one.

Over the summer of 2021 we have witnessed a world on fire, including here, as Canadian communities struggled with heat waves and forest fires and all the human and collateral destruction that has, and will yet ensue.

Meanwhile, the report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), issued, just as this election was called, a warning that many of the most catastrophic consequences of a warming planet have yet to be realized and may now be unavoidable.

This Federal government will play a critical role in reflecting Canadian’s response to this and will determine whether or not we make good on our commitments to reduce carbon emissions essential to fighting the dangers that climate change has presented us with.

All the major party platforms now include a climate action plan. Will their policies be enough to ensure a sustainable future? How will their different approaches impact communities in Northumberland-Peterborough South?

All five candidates have confirmed their participation in this all-candidates forum where they will respond to prepared questions from local community groups working on environment and sustainability. Attendees will also have a chance to ask their questions of candidates during a live Q&A.